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VIDEO: 37-Year-Old Michael Phelps Deadlifts to Prepare for His Next Life Target

Published 08/13/2022, 8:30 AM EDT

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Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympic athlete with 28 Olympic medals under his belt. He holds the record for the most number of Olympic gold medals in an individual event by winning 13 Gold medals. Phelps finally retired from the sport of swimming after the Rio Olympics. His comeback to the Rio Olympics after his retirement after the 2012 London Olympics stunned the world. He proved all his critics wrong by bouncing back from the lowest point of his life.

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Even after retiring from the Olympics, Phelps regularly goes to the gym with his wife, Nicole, and has swimming sessions with his children. He takes fitness very seriously and posts updates about his workouts on his Instagram account. Phelps keeps his fans updated about his life and goals by posting them on his social media handles.

Michael Phelps with his new target


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Michael Phelps recently shared a lot about golf on his Instagram account. He is an avid golfer. Phelps often speaks about golf and is very competitive in the sport. Recently taking to Instagram, he shared a video in which he is doing Deadlifts with a little jump. He captioned the video, “Learning this one should help in the golf course.” He tagged Keenan Robinson and thanked them for the workout.


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As he prepares for his next life target of becoming better in golf, he inspires a generation of athletes. He set an example of how one should never settle in life and seek new goals after achieving their previous target. Recently, he participated in the Alfred Dunhill Championship.


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He keeps his competitive spirit alive by participating in such events. Phelps is one of the 24 sporting icons participating in the Icon Series. The series is played at the Liberty National Golf Course. Back in 2012 at The Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational, Phelps made the headlines by beating Jordan at his own event.

Phelps continues to inspire


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Through his Instagram account, Phelps motivates his fans to work out. With a series of Instagram posts, Michael showcases how he is still very motivated and dedicated to maintaining his fitness. Despite not being an active athlete, he is still a regular gym goer and a fitness freak.

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He sets an example of being a role model as he passes down the idea of fitness to his family. His wife, Nicole Phelps, describing her workout routine, wrote that she lifts weights three times a week and swims or does yoga twice or thrice a week. Even his children enjoy swimming from a very young age.


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WATCH THIS STORY: Resurfaced video shows Michael Phelps Race of the century with Ian Thorpe, Pieter Van Den Hoogenband’s at 2004 Athens Olympics

Michael Phelps has been unstoppable, and we can’t wait to see what more he achieves in the future.

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Written by:

Adityan Pillai


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Adityan Pillai is a US Sports Author for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in Science from SP College, Pune. He is a national-level athlete participating in the 400 and 800m events.
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Simar Singh Wadhwa